Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

June 11, 2013By Lisa BosDisease Prevention 1 Comment

Today, Beyond 5 welcomes a guest post from Lisa Bos, World Vision Policy Advisor for Health, Education and Water   In 2003, an extraordinary thing happened.  For the first time, the United States government took a bold and decisive step to address a disease that was taking millions of lives and leaving millions of children … Read More

A Letter From Pakistan

June 6, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

A 13-year-boy from Pakistan wrote a letter to the Canadian Prime minister, in which he describes his life and how does he feels when he does not have any food to eat. He also urged the Canadian Prime Minister to eradicate hunger from Pakistan and from the whole world.  Canada is a G8 country, as … Read More

What the World Eats

May 30, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

Often on our mind is what we are going to eat. ‘What’s for dinner? What do we need from the store? Is this a good snack?’  Much less often do we think about what others eat, let alone, what the world eats. What does the world eat? Photojournalist Peter Menzel answered this question by compiling photo … Read More

Pray for the Hungry

May 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

What we know- We know that there are more than 925 million people in the world who are undernourished, food insecure and hungry.  The world produces enough food for everyone on earth, but poverty, conflict, lack of resources and restricted access to land keeps families away from the food they need.  Poor nutrition is the … Read More

What is 1% of the U.S. Budget Worth?

May 23, 2013By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

World Vision has partnered with the Micah Challenge to help send a message to Congress that budget cuts should not fall on the most vulnerable.  Watch the video below to see the big impact that the U.S. Foreign Assistance budget has, despite how small it actually is. Reining in the budget is a priority of Congress … Read More

The Difference

May 16, 2013By Lisa BosAdvocate Stories No Comments

The unfortunate truth is that in sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 9 children will not make it to their fifth birthday. In developed countries, this number is 1 in 152.  One in three mothers give birth without a skilled attendant and there are still about 2 million women in the world who give birth completely alone.  … Read More

Good nutrition starts before birth

Good nutrition starts before birth

May 7, 2013By Guest AuthorFood and Nutrition No Comments

By Cat-Dan Lai-Smith, communications specialist, World Vision US When I was expecting my son a few years ago, I learned to anticipate the usual questions that most pregnant women receive, even from complete strangers. “When are you due?” “Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?” And inevitably, “Do you have any weird … Read More

For the cost of a bug spray can

April 23, 2013By Lisa BosDisease Prevention No Comments

Growing up in Michigan, surrounded by water, summer meant a lot of things — going to the beach, spending time at my grandparents’ cottage, swimming in our backyard pool.  We spent a lot of time in and around water, which naturally meant we also spent a lot of time around mosquitoes. As a kid, I … Read More